Originally Printed in the Register-Star
by Peter Paden*
For the last two years, a dedicated group of municipalities, organizations and individuals has been working hard to respond to a proposal to significantly “upgrade” the electric transmission lines that bring power from central New York downstate. The proposal as originally expressed presented the distinct possibility of new transmission corridors or a major expansion in height and width of the power line corridors that already traverse a large swath of Columbia County. There has been a groundswell of concern over the impact of such a project on the economy, the landscape and the character of our communities. Most readers will have seen the dramatic logo that has sprung up on lawn signs and flyers around the county – NO MONSTER POWER LINES.